Imam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawiyyah:
[al-’Uddah, p. 156](via in-the-footsteps-of-the-sahaabah)
Patience does not mean to passively endure. It means to be farsighted enough to trust the end result of a process. It means to look at the thorn and see the rose, to look at the night and see the dawn.
Impatience means to be shortsighted as to not be able to see the outcome. The lovers of God never run out of patience, for they know that time is needed for the crescent moon to become full.